© Okehampton Branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association 2016 - Registered Charity 270675

apiculture  n. beekeeping

apiarist n. one who keeps bees

apiary n.  a place where bees are kept

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Summer Programme
May 18th-20th Devon County Show. With the Branch display about the Asian Hornet

Sat. May 27th Apiary visit to Ray King at Road Park.

Sunday 18th June. Apiary visit to Simon O’Sullivan. Granny’s Meadow ,Colebrooke,

Sat. July 1st. Bee Health day.Bow Village Hall,

Sat. July 29th visit to Paul and Fi Reddaway’s apiary and garden at South Zeal.

Thursday August 10th Okehampton Show.

Sat. 2nd September. Apiary visit to Brian Howell in Drewsteignston.

Sunday 3rd September. Okehampton Beekeepers at Finch Foundry.

Thursday, October 12th.  The first of our winter meetings at Whiddon Down Village Hall, EX20 2QT  will be a talk by Ken Edwards entitled, "What our bees are telling us".

For further details contact Marian Minton on
01837 83931 or Margaret Harris on 01363  776873 margaretharris@phonecoop.coop

Not a member?

 Non-members are welcome to come along to any of our winter meetings; just turn up and introduce yourself.  The Village Hall in Whiddon Down is on the road exiting the A30 in the direction of Moretonhampstead.  The Village Hall is next to the Post Inn pub and there is a good-sized car-park.

If you are considering taking up beekeeping and want to see what it's like to work with live bees then you will be welcome at an apiary meeting. However, you will need to contact us beforehand so we can arrange for suitable protective clothing to be provided

Apiary Meetings

Okehampton branch doesn't have its own apiary so our summer meetings are held at members apiaries. One advantage of this is that meetings are held all over our area so there should be a meeting nearby to all members at some time during the summer. Another advantage is that we get to see different styles of beekeeping in action.